communication

Employing Improv for Dementia

Employing Improv for Dementia

One source of inspiration to us in our work at Mon Ami has been an episode from the podcast This American Life called Rainy Days and Mondys.

It’s a fun and beautiful story of a woman named Karen and her husband Mondy. They’re trained actors and learn to employ the art of improv (improvisational acting) in communicating with Karen’s mom, who has dementia.

Through improv, they find ways to inhabit a new reality together and create moments of delight wherever they can.